Posts Categorized: Landscape Lighting

Lighting ideas for outdoor entertaining

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Spring is in full swing, and what better way to entertain guests than hosting a relaxing gathering in your backyard. Lighting plays a key role in creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for friends and family. There are many options when it comes to lighting your outdoor space to get the mood just right. From [...]

5 easy steps to improve your home’s eco-friendliness

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With advancements in lighting technology, it’s simple to reduce energy costs and consumption in your home. Easily improve your home’s eco-friendliness with these five steps: Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). The newest CFLs have improved color quality, that gives off a warm, inviting glow. For your outdoor lighting fixtures, choose LED options [...]

Back to Basics: Outdoor Lighting

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Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property while providing safety and security. Outdoor lighting also allows you to take advantage of your outdoor spaces after dark and adds value to your home. Here are some tips and techniques courtesy of the American Lighting Association on how to get your outdoor lighting right. – Front [...]

How Lighting Can Improve Your Landscaping

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Landscaping is as integral a part of your home as the interior, providing a lovely yard to enjoy warm days and pleasant nights. Professional landscaping can be a major undertaking, but it can also improve the value of your home a great deal, as well as offering years of enjoyment for you and your family. [...]

Landscaping Inspiration for Fall

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With leaves falling and crisp air settling in, there’s hardly a better time than fall to enjoy the outdoors. And with bright new hues coming forth in natural settings, the opportunities to enliven your landscape are endless. Better Homes and Gardens shares some landscaping tips to beautify your yard. Paired with the right lighting, these [...]

Lighting by room: Outdoors

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We’re all looking for tips and ideas that help us enjoy our outdoor spaces as much as our indoor ones. The simple solution is to use lighting to enhance safety, ambience and enjoyment of your landscape. As you choose fixtures for safety and beauty, it’s important to consider how you turn those fixtures on and [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Exterior Designs

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The lighting industry has experienced many technological advances throughout the past few decades. As a result, CFL and LED fixtures are readily available for residential purposes. High performing and energy efficient fixtures are becoming not only more practical on the interior, but also in exterior lighting designs. With the wide availability of CFLs and LEDs, [...]

Weekly Round-Up

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Friday already? In case you have been too busy trying to wrap everything up in this short week to check out our posts, here is our Weekly Round- Up. We just cannot seem to let go of summertime yet! Check out ways to give your home a “beach-y” feel year around and take a look [...]

Landscaping for energy efficiency

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A well-landscaped yard can beautify a home’s exterior. But did you know it can also reduce heating and cooling costs? Consider these four elements of an energy-efficient landscape design: Climate Each climate zone requires a different landscaping strategy. In temperate climates like California you want to shade against the summer sun, allow for solar gain [...]

Landscape Lighting 101 (Part 3) – and Outdoor Lighting Giveaway!

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In the third and final segment of our Landscape Lighting 101 blog series, we’ll explore important points to consider when you’re ready to purchase lighting fixtures. Selection and placement of landscape lighting is crucial to achieving the desired overall look. However, a common mistake is to focus entirely on this process – and not on [...]